Betting the farm
    As world population expands, the demand for arable land should soar. At least that's what George Soros, Lord Rothschild, and other investors believe.
    • Fortune/CNN
    • 10 Jun 2009
    La konkista de la tierra
    Los defensores del modelo de poner a producir las tierras desde los gobiernos, inversionistas o grandes corporaciones argumentan que se generan puestos de trabajo, que se hace rendir tierras ociosas y que se producen alimentos. Pero en ese análisis falta el principal elemento. La pobreza en el mundo reside en el campo, precisamente por modelos como éste.
    • La Jornada
    • 27 Dec 2008
    BlackRock plans $200 million agriculture hedge fund, people say
    The fund will invest 70 percent of its money in agricultural companies that make fertilizers, forest products or biofuels. Commodities such as corn and soybeans will account for 15 percent, with the remainder in farmland.
    • Bloomberg
    • 14 Sep 2008
    Fields of gold
    Big Money from Wall St. to the Middle East are on the hunt for farmland. Canada, especially Ontario, stands to profit but will the costs be too great?
    • TheStar.com
    • 09 Aug 2008
    Food Is Gold, So Billions Invested in Farming
    Huge investment funds have already poured hundreds of billions of dollars into booming financial markets for commodities like wheat, corn and soybeans. But a few big private investors are starting to make bolder and longer-term bets that the world’s need for food will greatly increase — by buying farmland, fertilizer, grain elevators and shipping equipment.
    • New York Times
    • 05 Jun 2008
    Hedge funds muck in down on the farm
    Hedge funds and investment banks are swapping their Gucci for gumboots as they bet on rising food prices by buying farms.
    • Financial Times
    • 25 Apr 2008
    Funds swoop on farmland as commodities boom
    Soaring agricultural prices, growing demand for biofuels and the growth of the Chinese and Indian economies are leading top global investment banks to buy farmland in a bid to embrace the physical commodities market.
    • Reuters
    • 13 Mar 2008

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